Nandigram, Jan 6: Amid reports of stray violence, Nandigram by-polls passed peacefull on Monday, Jan 5. Sources say that the voter turnout was very high and about nine people were arrested in connection with violence.
Choten Dhendhup Lama, District Magistrate said, the turnout at 176 booths in Nandigram was more than 80 pc. Except some stray incidents, when two people received injuries, the polling was peaceful.
More than 1,500 personnel of Central Armed Forces manned the polling booths and patrolled various areas. Seven companies of CRPF and eight of Border Security Force (BSF) were deployed in Nandigram of West Bengal to prevent any unwanted incident.
Polling went on peacefully since morning at booths of Nandigram 1 and Nandigram 2 blocks. Around 4.30 pm, four persons, who were on their way to vote in Reyapara, were allegedly beaten up by a mob.
Meanwhile both the Trinamool Congress and CPM claimed that the injured people were their supporters.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)